Mozilla Says Android Phones Can Run Firefox Web Apps
Mozilla recently revealed how Android devices can install and run Firefox-based Open Web Apps. Users will need to install the latest version of the Firefox Browser (version 29). They'll then be able to access an online app store run by Mozilla and download Open Web Apps, which are based on HTML5. The Open Web Apps may use HTML5, but they can be installed, updated, and uninstalled like native apps. Once installed, they show up in the app drawer just like regular apps. Further, they are capable of accessing individual hardware features of the Android phone, such as the camera. Mozilla is encouraging people to download and try the apps, as well as coax developers into creating more. Mozilla is separately working on its own mobile OS, which is based on Linux, similar to Android. Earlier this week Mozilla said it is close to releasing $25 smartphones in emerging markets such as India and Indonesia.
HTC 10 Re-Focuses On the Camera and BoomSound
Apr 12, 2016
HTC today announced the 10, its flagship handset for 2016. This Android phone carries forward an aluminum design, for which HTC has become known, and makes big improvements to the camera, software, and other core features.
ChromeOS Gains Support for Linux
May 8, 2018
Pixelbook owners will soon be able to use Linux on their ChromeOS device. Google today announced that Chromebooks will be able to run Linux apps, which will let developers open a window and use their favorite Linux-based tools without leaving ChromeOS.
Voice Typing in Google Search, GBoard for Android Gains 30 New Languages
Aug 14, 2017
Google today updated its Google Search and GBoard applications for Android devices and expanded the number of languages supported in voice typing by 30. Google said it worked with native speakers of these languages from around the world to build the needed speech sample data.
LG Home 4.0 Brings App Drawer to G5
Apr 4, 2016
LG has made an alternate home screen experience available to G5 owners that brings back the app drawer. The G5 initially launched with LG's UX 5.0 home screen experience, which removed the app drawer and kept all apps on the home screen panels.